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Why did Hyun Bin ask Son Ye-jin to meet where Edelweiss blooms

The last message that Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin) sent to Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) is an invitation to “meet in the country where those flowers bloom.”  It was such a shriek-worthy moment in the drama “Crash Landing on You”.  Captain Ri could not say the exact date.   “He’s so vague,” Se-ri complained.  Yet, it …

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Yook Sung-jae drops concept photos for upcoming album

The first concept photos for BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae’s upcoming album dropped on February 20. The twitter account of BTOB posted three closeup photos of the actor/singer wearing blue sweater under the blue sky. The concept photos are for the special album “Yook O’Clock”. It will be released on March 2. The actor released single tracks …

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Ju Ji-hoon rises to his role as crown prince in the second trailer of ‘Kingdom’

“They used to disappear when the sun is up,” Ju Ji-hoon says in the latest trailer of the Joseon zombie series “Kingdom”. It is a frightening reminder of what our main characters discovered by the end of the first season:  it’s not the light that they were afraid of.  Bae Doo-na makes an appearance in …

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Love conquers all in “Crash Landing on You”

There are “Crash Landing on You” spoilers in this article. Love knows no borders and it takes literal meaning in the drama “Crash Landing on You.” The drama that has captured the attention of viewers and maintained it for nine weeks came to a conclusion on Valentine’s weekend.   Director Lee Jeong-hyo said that the drama …

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DJ Hyo brought the party with her

DJ Hyo took over the mixing console at House Manila when the clock hit midnight. For the next hour, she was the puppet master and everyone followed her command as if they were in thrall. “Bounce!” she told the crowd. They happily complied. Save for the time she sang bits of “Gee”, that was the …

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Suho as Suho of ‘True Beauty’ is perfect

One EXO-L made a thread of how perfect Suho as Suho of popular webtoon “True Beauty.” And it was perfect. “True Beauty” by Yaongyi has over 16M followers in Webtoon. New issue comes out every Wednesday.  The series is about a girl named Jugyeong who transforms herself through makeup. She has two love interests.  They …

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‘Kingdom’ crown prince Ju Ji-hoon will star in ‘Hyena’

We will see another side of Ju Ji-hoon as he plays a cutthroat lawyer in the upcoming drama, “Hyena”.   The actor is the crown prince in the zombie series “Kingdom”.  Filipinos first got to know him also as a crown prince in the classic romantic comedy “Princess Hours.”   “Hyena” is about the lawyers who represent …

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What ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar victory means

We dared to hope. Ever since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” first began being screened in 2019, we dared to imagine this could win an Academy Award. The Korean director had amassed an impressive body of work, from the psychological urban drama “Barking Dogs Don’t Bite” to his Hollywood environmental romp “Okja” as a visionary and a …

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Ko Sung-hee, Yoon Hyun-min and an AI in between in ‘My Holo Love’

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A distance of 1,628 miles separated Yoon Hyun-min and Ko Sung-hee in Seoul from our group in Manila. Television screens and internet service brought us together.  Afterwards, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered app automatically transcribed the conversation. Yoon perfectly described the afternoon.  “The fact that we are holding this …

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The second season of ‘Kingdom’ premiers on March 13

“Kingdom” starts streaming on March 13. We repeat. The second season of “Kingdom” starts streaming on March 13. Netflix confirmed today that the Korean original series is set to premier globally on March 13. They unveiled the main poster and accompanying teaser. An epidemic turns Joseon into hell on earth amid the ravages left by …

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